States (ECOWAS), the United Nations, and INTERPOL are involved in WACI
was developed in 2008 following the adoption of the Ecowas Regional Action Plan on Transnational Organised Crime in Abuja, Nigeria.
The Songs: Grand Entry songs usually talk about the male and female dancers (waci
wicas 'a kin' and waci
winyan 'kin', respectively) or the people (oyate kin') he says (heya) something about the dance (wacipi).
"An integrated, regional approach like WACI
is critical in addressing the borderless threats of drugs and crime.
Separately, a similarly named multilateral program called the West Africa Cost Initiative (WACI
) also addresses drug trafficking related threats and counternarcotics capacity building in the region.
In 2010 Liberia signed the "West Africa Coast Initiative (WACI
) Freetown Commitment," a UN initiative to address the growing problem of illicit drug trafficking, organized crime, and drug abuse throughout the sub-region.
As part of the West Africa Coast Initiative (WACI
), UNODC is establishing a new Transnational Crime Unit (TCU), located in the Ministry of Justice, to help coordinate counternarcotics efforts in Liberia.
It will be substantially supported by a partnership of international agencies and organizations known as the West Africa Coast Initiative (WACI